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Submitted by Pam Schwartz:

Someone finally responded to my many requests to submit "zits and all self-portraits" for Challenge use. Pam provided more than one for me to choose from, but I liked her smile in this one.

When I asked Pam what kind of retouching she was looking for, she replied:
"I suppose a glamour retouch (if possible! ha ha)"

Challenge: Give Pam her glamour retouch

Do your best to retouch "My Face", and post your detailed description plus the results here using the following guidelines:
  • Make sure you're using the largest version of the Challenge photo
  • Enter your name in "Enter a title for the photo"
  • Enter the Challenge type and number in "Descriptive Keywords" (ie: "Photo-Art Challenge #501" or "Manipulation Challenge #132"
  • Include a complete description of the steps you used under "Photo Description". (You might want to write it elsewhere and paste it here)
  • Attach your file as an 800 pixel wide JPG file, compressed so that the overall file is under 200k (this usually means 60% compression).
  • Make sure you post to the correct Challenge
  • If you expect any comments for your entry, offer your comments to other entries

As always, there are no winners, no losers, no prizes, only a sharing and learning opportunity for everyone.

How you retouch and how much you retouch is up to you, as long as you fulfill the Challenge. Have fun, and good luck!

NOTE: As is the case for ALL RetouchPRO Challenges, there is NO expiration date on this Challenge. Even after other Challenges go up, feel free to upload your version

If you have an image you'd like to submit for a Challenge, read the FAQ (link up in the navbar)
Date: 7/16/2007 ∑ Views: 15029 ∑ Filesize: 25.1kb, 354.6kbDimensions: 2500 x 1875 ∑
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pierresplace

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Registered: December 2002
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 73
8/16/2007 4:25pm

I just downloaded this sample and will make an attempt to do the "glamour retocuh Pam asked for. Thanks for the opportunity Pam! )
...Pierre...

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liam5100
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Registered: June 2008
Posts: 5
6/15/2008 5:47pm

how do you repost after touching up?
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Doug Nelson

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6/15/2008 7:51pm

Just click on Upload Photos up on the top right (make sure you're browsing in the Challenge you want to upload to).

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SMURPHY405
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Registered: January 2007
Posts: 11
8/22/2008 4:26pm

Thank you for the opportunity to play with this photo. I had fun with it and with I had more time to practice.
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Shroome
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Registered: March 2009
3/19/2009 9:01am

I think i'm going to spend a few hour with this one when i get home from work
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moni
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Registered: January 2007
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6/26/2009 9:28pm

hello my retouch is this http://images.graphic4life.net/image...nqna7m9ql3.jpg
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Doug Nelson

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6/26/2009 11:29pm

You should upload your version. Use the link in the upper right corner.

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Roblloyd35

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7/14/2009 10:41am

How does one submit their retouched photo for this or any challenge?
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Redraw

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7/27/2009 10:03am

This one is a natural beauty. But, I will try and tweak perfection some.
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musicalchrissy
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8/18/2009 8:55am

trying to upload my entry but I hae no idea how to compress the image... please help!
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Doug Nelson

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8/18/2009 10:08am

If you're using Photoshop, try File>Safe for Web

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dmeadows

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7/15/2010 7:24pm

I only just found this part of the site, and if there are no expiration dates I think I've just filled my next few lunch hours

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etranzillo
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2/4/2011 8:52pm

I just downloaded this image. Hope to have this completed this weekend.
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etranzillo
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Registered: March 2010
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2/8/2011 10:53am

Challenge #45 'My FaceĒ

I want to thank you Doug Nelson and Pam Schwartz for making this image available in 2001for us to practice our retouching skills with. The model requested a glamour image created on her picture. Hereís my experience working on this picture. (Please be aware there will be some steps forgotten or missed in my description.)

In the process of working on this portrait Iíve backtracked and deleted layers that did not work for me. It took me approximately a day to retouch and 29 layers later here it is.

When I reviewed the image I saw that the image was dark and needed to be brighter. I also noted that the left side can be reworked so that it enhanced instead of being a distraction.
- I found the white cloth on her arm to be the distracting element so I darken it completely as well as any wisp of stray hair using a black color fill with mask.

- I added hair to her face on the left side near her eye by duplicating from the bottom on that side and masking it in. I also liquidfy the hair section to follow the flow of the orginal hair on that side.

- Her hair has been made more shinny and more red with global levels and curves layer that brighten the image.

- I have never used makeup in my life. Creating virtual makeup was a challenge for me. I created my lipstick by first selecting the lips and painting in red color in color paint mode. I added another layer painting in normal mode. Later on I had emphasize the lips more, painting in red color, (normal), on my 50% gray fill layer, which I touchup the face by dodging, mostly, and burning some hair strands.

- I painted in green color on the eye lids in color mode as well as brought the opacity down to around 51% opacity.

- I tried to paint in color the cheeks for the makeup but that didnít work. So I copy the image from the retouch layer(D&B,Clone), and change itís blending mode Red photo filter around 75%. I masked it and painted in for gradual buildup and change the layer opacity to around 51%.

- I cleaned up the right brow by adding hair in the brow, painting it and the layer was put in overlay mode at 93% opacity. I also shorten the length by cloning up the brow.

- I also painted the lashes and changed the blending mode to Multiply.

I hope I have covered all the major points on this retouched image I worked on. Enjoy!

Elizabeth
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